Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial

As you all know I love Books. As a side effect of loving to read I also love a good bookmark. I really like homemade bookmarks and I have everything from paper to fabric and metal to thin wood. Today’s tutorial is both a sew or no sew project and I will give you both options.

Materials:

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Decorative elastic

Faux Fur (Long fur in bright colors work best)

Googly eyes (Decorative eyes)

Scissors

Hot glue (for eyes and no sew option)

Basic sewing supplies (for sewn option)

Step 1

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Measure your bookmark by wrapping it from 1/4 of the way inside the book and around the outside. Over lap edges by 1″.

Step 2

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Option 1: Sew the 1″ overlap in place. I sewed 3 straight stitches to secure the elastic loop.
Option 2: Hot glue the 1″ overlap together. Pinch the elastic on both sides Sandwiching the glue in place to make sure the glue adheres well.
Option 3: Use a 1″ piece of sticky Velcro on each end of the elastic.

Step 3

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Part the fur carefully along the line you want to cut.

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Parting the fur keeps you from cutting any of the fur short. It also keeps you from having excess fur shed.

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Trim the shape of the fur to make your monster. Play around with the shapes to add personality to your monster.

Step 4

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Choose you monster eyes.

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Hot glue the eyes in place.
If sewing the monster to the elastic – Sew the monster in place first then Hot glue eyes in place.

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

You can use hairspray or gel to shape your monster fur. The spray or gel will not be permanent because the fur shape loosens with use. The eye placement helps to keep the fur form best.

Step 5

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Fold the elastic with the sewn or glued part in the back at the bottom.
Option 1: Glue the monster in place.
Option 2: Sew using a straight or zig-zag stitch along the center of the monster and elastic.

Elastic Bookmark Monster Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Slide the bookmark in place and enjoy a good book.

lide the bookmark in place and enjoy a good book.

Mix and match the elastic with the fur to make each monster different.

Watch the YouTube video below for a walk-through tutorial.

 

What is your favorite book right now?

Wishing you Luck and Love from H&P Artistry

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